The Miles Davis Quintet – “If I Were a Bell” from Relaxin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet 
Thanks to Presidents’ Day, I had today off work. I think three days is the perfect length for a weekend; they should all be this long. At any rate, after a long day, sometimes there is nothing better than cracking open a cold one and putting this record on the old hi-fi. Miles’ trumpet is muted throughout the album, which gives it an especially relaxing tone. There is also some studio banter between the tracks, which adds to the album’s informal feel. The last sound on the album is John Coltrane asking “Where’s the beer opener?” Classic.
This is one of four albums produced from two 1956 sessions. The others are entitled Steamin’, Workin’ and Cookin’.
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